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Local Chiropractor Completes Postgrad Program

DeSesa_headshotDr. Roger De Sesa of De Sesa Chiropractic Clinic Inc. has earned the prestigious status of Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (C.C.W.P.). He is the 16th chiropractic doctor in the state of California to successfully complete this comprehensive postgraduate educational program and the 189th in the nation.


De Sesa was awarded the certification recently by the International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) Council on Wellness Science after having successfully passed a comprehensive final examination following completion of the program’s course work and other requirements.

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“One of the greatest things I get to do is connect people to their health,” said De Sesa, who has a passion for lecturing about health and wellness. He’s spoken at businesses, fitness centers, and MOMS Clubs.

The wellness certification program offers an extensive post-graduate curriculum of pertinent wellness research, patient care approaches and methods to maximize the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic care in a new wellness paradigm. The program includes evidence-based information in nutrition and natural health, wellness-directed physical fitness and spinal hygiene, and state of mind and emotional health, as well as effective insights for generating and supporting patient lifestyle changes. Doctors also learn about advanced approaches to patient wellness assessments, clinical case management strategies for optimal wellness, and recent research findings on clinically relevant lifestyle choices.

“The C.C.W.P. Certification gives practitioners practical research and science-based data in a growing field that is increasingly relevant because it addresses important health issues in a context where chiropractors already do excel,” says ICA President, Gary L. Walsemann, D.C., “Those who complete the curriculum build an intensified understanding of the founding philosophic and scientific principles of chiropractic. They are also uniquely equipped to fill an important lifestyle and public health gap in their communities by becoming a sound, authoritative source of evidence-based wellness living strategies.”

The multi-faceted C.C.W.P. seminar program is offered at multiple locations through the ICA (visit for program calendar and details). The ICA works in partnership with Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California, an internationally acclaimed chiropractic college, to present the teaching program. Faculty members include program developer James Chestnut, B.Ed., MSc., D.C., and Richard A. Baxter, B.Eng., D.C., both highly acclaimed for their grasp of the subject matter and understanding of its clinical applications and relevance.

“This Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner credential recognizes Dr. De Sesa’s accomplishments in successfully completing the demanding course work and examination process for this special credential designation,” notes Dr. James Chestnut, who developed the certification program curriculum. “The integral connection between wellness science and the natural and powerful contribution chiropractic care can make to the life and health of every patient are powerful mechanisms for the enhancement of the quality of life for all individuals.”

A generous member of the Santa Clarita Valley community, De Sesa holds fundraisers regularly for charities such as Single Mothers Outreach and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. He is also a member of the U.S. Wellness Chamber of Commerce, and a board member of the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Committee. De Sesa Chiropractic Clinic Inc. ( has been in Santa Clarita for 11 years.



Local Chiropractor Completes Postgrad Program

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